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Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
CHARLOTTE – The scandal at Veterans Affairs medical centers has touched a nerve with Robert McCauley. The 67-year-old retired sergeant says his friends have complained over the years about the long wait to see VA doctors. So the Cary veteran listened carefully Tuesday when President Barack Obama addressed the VA's problems at the American Legion
 
More schools mixing beer, football at stadiums
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Walk through the tailgate area at a college football stadium, and beer drinking is as common a sight as fans adorned in jerseys of their favorite players. A growing number of schools are bringing the party inside, opening taps in concourses that traditionally have been alcohol-free zones. North Texas, SMU and Troy University will begin beer sales to the
 
Even in loss, Chicago celebrates Little Leaguers
Monday, August 25, 2014
CHICAGO — Chicago cheered on the hottest sports team in town on Sunday and, for the day at least, it wasn't a team called the Bears, White Sox, Cubs, Bulls or Blackhawks. The buzz in the nation's third-largest city was for a group of 11- and 12-year-old boys from Chicago's South Side who took on South Korea in the Little League World Series
 
Trust between police and the community essential
Monday, August 25, 2014
Contrary to what some might think, the review of the Human Relations Commission and the Civilian Police Review Board recommendations has been beneficial for Durham city government and the entire Durham community. It provided impetus for a valuable introspection that required asking difficult and sometimes sensitive questions, the review of processes and
 
Women's Equality Day to be celebrated
Monday, August 25, 2014
RALEIGH – Tuesday marks the 94th anniversary of the signing of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. Events are planned in cities across the state, including Charlotte and Raleigh, to commemorate the day. Women's groups are also using the anniversary as an opportunity to talk about policy changes that impact women in their
 
Durham Bulls claim another division crown
Monday, August 25, 2014
DURHAM – The Durham Bulls clinched the International League South Division title with a 4-2 win over the Gwinnett Braves at the DBAP Monday night, marking their second straight division title. The IL South crown is the seventh in eight seasons for Durham since manager Charlie Montoyo took the helm in 2007. In the 17 seasons that Durham has been in
 
CDC study shatters myth about black fathers
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Terrence Morgan has heard the stories over and over. Black men are absent from their children’s lives. An African-American woman stands more likely to be a single mom than any other race. Morgan, 33, who has two sons, ages 6 and 4, lives next door to a close friend who only sees his child once a week. “I just couldn’t live peacefully
 
37-year-old fights way into women’s boxing
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Tori “Sho Nuff’ Nelson is taking over the women’s boxing world, drawing on nearly a decade of experience and the strength and lessons of her family. The 37-year-old welterweight boxer from Chase City, Virginia, has been throwing jabs, hooks and uppercuts since the age of 29 and has not looked back. Nelson has three brothers whom she
 
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